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Answers to the Top 5 Questions about Charlotte’s Web whole-plant hemp extract CBD oil

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Answers to the Top 5 Questions about Charlotte’s Web whole-plant hemp extract CBD oil

Depending on how much you know about CBD, cannabinoids and hemp extract, you may be intrigued by this health supplement and interested in trying it. But with all the varying news coverage out there, you could easily be confused.  Here are some easy answers to the most common questions:

Why does hemp extract work?

Hemp extract comes from the aerial parts of the plant – stems, leaves, flowers. It’s here that we find beneficial phytocompounds called phytocannabinoids.  One phytocannabinoid in particular- CBD or cannabidiol – gets a lot of attention for its benefits to the human body. That is because CBD and the other phytocannabinoids integrate into an internal system called the Endocannabinoid System. The purpose of this network of receptors in the bodies of all mammals is to keep them functioning and in good health. Our body can produce its own cannabinoids (called endocannabinoids) to help keep everything in balance, but external toxins, poor diet, and different lifestyle factors can affect how they work in the body, so supplementing with a phytocannabinoid is an easy way to keep up good health.

How does Charlotte’s Web work?

CBD can assist in many healthy processes within the body, and pairing cannabidiol with its fellow phytocannabinoids —all naturally occurring in hemp — can support the body even further. Scientists named this “The Entourage Effect.” This means that while taking CBD on its own can help support health, additional phytocompounds work synergistically to maximize the positive beneifits within CBD in the body.

Will it work for me?

Yes. The reason we can say this with such certainty is because of some basic human biology.  Hemp extract and phytocannabinoids integrate with our internal Endocannabinoid System. This network of receptors exists in our immune system, the central nervous system, and within many organs to support major bodily processes. Hemp’s phytocannabinoids, like CBD, fit into the cannabinoid receptors of the Endocannabinoid System, much like a key fits into a lock to “unlock” health benefits.

What do people use Charlotte’s Web for?

The benefits of CBD hemp extract are many, though our bodies are unique, as is the ways that we treat them — from the food we eat to the way we sleep, rest, and work — everyone experiences something a little different. Some of the most common uses for Charlotte’s Web are for relief from everyday stresses, help in supporting restful sleep, recovery from exercise-induced inflammation, and to bring about a sense of calm and focus.*

What is in Charlotte’s Web CBD hemp extract?

In short, good things from the earth. We use limited, select ingredients to ensure you have the absolute best hemp extract supplement possible. Every one of our products contains a broad range of phytocannabinoids and other phytocompounds (like terpenes and flavonoids) to support your body fully, making Charlotte’s Web more than just CBD.

The right way to retail

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

The Right Way to Retail: Sell the ‘why,’ not the ‘what.’

BY ADAM BOENDER, DC, AND JOE FREEMAN

It’s a wonderful thing having a clinic at your disposal. You have access to a number of tools to help effectively treat your patients. However, how do those patients find relief when they are not at your clinic? Do you have protocols in place to serve your patients when they are not in front of you? If not, you should.

As a doctor, it’s your obligation to make sure your patients not only have effective treatment options available to them to them at your clinic but also products that can be employed outside the clinic as well. The products that you prescribe for use outside of your clinic should serve as a complement to patient treatment and should fall inside of the standards of care you have established for them.

Like most doctors, you probably see a number of new products—all of which promise to be the next great thing—come across your desk daily. But, the question is, how do you determine which of these products are the right fit for your patients and practice? There are a five key questions that you should ask yourself to sort through products to find the best:

  1. Would you personally use the product for yourself and your family?
  2. What benefits will the product bring to your patients?
  3. How does the product benefit your practice?
  4. Does the product complement your treatments?
  5. How will you implement sales of the new product?

Picking your products

In any business, you must look at how a new product can be of monetary benefit. To break it down simply, science is science and technology is technology. Now, that may sound self-evident, but when you look at a product, you’ll see it is made of a specific formula or from a particular technology. That product will most likely work

It’s your responsibility as a doctor to lead your employees to an understanding of the benefits of any newly implemented product and how to properly educate your patients about it.

The exact same way for every patient who uses it, but it’s the experience and perception that come along with that formula or technology that sell the product.

We all know that there are superior and inferior products, but just because one costs more, has been around for a longer period of time, or makes more claims, doesn’t necessarily make it better. It all comes down to helping the patient understand why they need that product. How does it help them reach their goals?

When your patients begin to grasp the benefits of the product, it will start selling itself. In other words, put value in the expected outcome of using the product, and it will bring profits in more ways than one.

It’s your responsibility as a doctor to lead your employees to an understanding of the benefits of any newly implemented product and how to properly educate your patients about it. And most importantly, your employees and patients need to understand why you are bringing on a new product.

What it all boils down to is that you never want to sell a “product” in your office, you want to sell the “experience” that product will give your patients. You don’t sell the “what,” you sell the “why.”

Success with sales in your practice

A large number of practices offer some type of products for retail sale to their patients. Depending on the size of the practice, the products can be sold by the doctor, a chiropractic assistant or the front desk personnel. Once you make the decision to carry products, there are common strategies for achieving success with them.

First, select quality products that you feel comfortable recommending to your patients. Look for products that have been used by a variety of customers over the years. Try the products yourself and make sure you approve of how they perform. You can compare multiple products in your office if you ask for samples from prospective vendors.

Second, create an organized display area in your office. Identify a space that allows you to showcase products you want to sell to your patients. Oftentimes, the location can be close to the checkout counter, which serves as a high traffic area with great visibility. The customer should be able to easily see the products and be prompted to ask your staff for information about them.

Third, educate your staff on the value of the products to your patients and the value of product sales to your practice. Ask vendors to host an in-office training, webinar or conference call to talk with your staff so they can answer questions as patients bring them up. Your staff can help you make these programs a success if you invest in their education.

And last, find products that have some sort of exclusivity to your industry. Offering products that are easily available in other outlets (and often at lower prices) makes it unlikely that the patient will choose to purchase from you. Look for brands that want to focus on medical professionals and work with you to help retail products to your patients. Look for a brand with multiple items in their product line that can allow you to resolve various patient issues. There is value in maintaining the simplicity of dealing with only one or two vendors.

Take your time

Selling products in your clinic can be beneficial for your patients as a complement to your treatments. They can also be an additional revenue source for your practice. There are many options in the marketplace. Take your time and try to find quality vendors who want to work with you, who provide ease of ordering, and offer timely responses and quality customer service. Finding the right product lines can have a profound effect on your patients and your bottom line.

 
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